Interview Alex Whittle

ALEX WHITTLE

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Personal Details

Club:
Boston United FC
Full Name:
Alex Whittle
Nationality:
English
Date of Birth:
15-03-1993
Place of birth:
Liverpool
Position:
Left back/ LWB
Shirt number:
3

Career

2012–2015
Dunfermline Athletic FC
2015-2016
AFC Fylde
2016
Southport FC
2016-2018
York City FC
2018
Forest Green Rovers FC
2018 (on loan)
Southport FC
2018-2019
Warrington Town FC
2019-
Boston United FC

Interview

Tell us little about yourself…

I’m Alex Whittle and I play for Boston United FC.

What are your biggest strengths? 

Quick full back who likes to go forward overlap – join in attacks .. very comfortable on the ball and also good 1v1 defender.

Alex, you started your career as a six-year old boy at Liverpool FC. And you spent 11 years at the club. That’s a long time. How did you get into the youth of Liverpool FC and was it difficult to leave the club after 11 years ? 

Yeh I was at Liverpool from the age of 6/7 spent 11 seasons there .. thoroughly enjoyed my time there and learnt so much at a fantastic club ..a bad injury and change of management during my scholarship years made me leave on a sour note unfortunate.

After your time by Liverpool FC, you joined the Glenn Hoddle Academy in Spain and one year later the Nike Academy in England, where you went on trial to Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Heart of Midlothian FC and Dunfermline Athletic FC. How did you experience these periods?

The Glenn Hoddle experience was only short one as the money got pull out off the club a few weeks after I arrived .. the Nike academy was a great experience for me with a good set of lads and top coaches Jimmy Gilligan and Matt Wells .. from there is where I got the trails to the other clubs & eventually signing for Dunfermline.

In 2012, after your trail, you signed a three-year contract for Dunfermline Athletic FC. And you made your debut on 28 July in a Scottish Challenge Cup match against Forfar Athletic. How important was that moment for you ?

Tbh I can’t remember much about that game haha .. I remember my first league game against Cowdenbeath it was a local derby and although I didn’t have my best of games we won 4:0 and chipped in with an assist and there was a good crowd also . It was a good moment for me  Soccer ball.

You played more than 70 matches for Dunfermline Athletic FC. Why did you leave Dunfermline in September 2015, for National League North club AFC Fylde. And did you noticed a lot of difference between the football in England, Spanish and England ? 

Yeh I think all in I played 100 games for Dunfermline and the season before I left I got offered an extension but I wanted to see if we got promotion which we never but it’s a decision I regret .. the following season my contract ran out and change of management I wasn’t offered a new deal … i then signed for Fylde in the September . I think in England the football is a lot more direct and there’s a lot more travelling also than Scotland.

You have played at several football clubs. At which club did you learned the most? And why ?

I think I learnt the most when I was at Dunfermline as I spent the most time there and the coaches invested a lot of time in me and believed in my ability .. also York it was a rollercoaster so many Ups and Downs there.

In June 2019, you joined Boston United FC. Why did you choose for Boston ? 

I choose Boston United as it’s a good club and I knew the assistant Macca (John Mcdermott) he tried to sign me a couple years before when I was at York.

What is your ultimate dream for your football career ?

My ultimate dream would to be to get a few promotions and play as high as possible.


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